Why should every summer be the same? You hustle the kids into the car, along with all their water toys, and head out to the local pool or to the neighbors’ yards with their outdoor swimming pools. By the time you get every person and everything loaded and then unloaded, you’re too exhausted to even think about joining your children for a romp in the pool. This could be the year you do things differently. This year your backyard could be the one everyone wants to be invited to. It’s not too late in the season to start planning your outdoor escape and talking to swimming pool builders in Atlanta. 

Where to Begin

According to the Landscaping Network, ten percent of the value of your home should be spent on landscaping the yard surrounding it, so use that number as a gauge for how much pool you can afford. Sit the family down and put together a list of what types of activities they want to use the pool for. Consider splash pads for children, lane dividers for competitive swimmers, water sports like polo and volleyball, peaceful retreats, swim-up bars, and the like. Decide if you want to incorporate some natural materials to create an ambient surround that is tied to the landscape. Find the right location for the pool, keeping in mind the placement of the trees on your property. You may want to use them for some shady areas of the pool, but you don’t want to have to constantly clean out leaves from overhanging branches. Once you have answers to all these questions, it’s time to begin looking at various pool builders in your area. 

What to Look for in a Builder

Since word of mouth is the best form of advertising, begin your search by asking friends and neighbors who they have used. Check the company websites to make certain they can handle not only the building of the pool, but also renovation, should you need it down the road. They should help with the pool design and should be able to accommodate any size from simple to complex. The company’s website should contain pictures of the pools they’ve built recently. They should also have a top rating for customer satisfaction, which you can determine from the testimonials on the site. They should have a top rating by a professional organization, such as Pool and Spa News (PSN). If you’ve got your list of essentials and a budget in place, and thoroughly examined the company, you can then invite to your home swimming pool builders in Atlanta.